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Anglesey Challenge

Cycling Holiday in the UK


Price From: £470
Nights: 4
Difficulty: Strenuous

Holiday Details

Highlights

  • Fabulous beaches like Red Wharf Bay, Newborough
  • Pretty seaside towns, Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Cemaes Bay
  • More challenging distances
  • Wildlife including dolphins, porpoise, seals and many sea birds

Description

The island of Anglesey is great for cycling, not too hilly, with beautiful beaches and fantastic views over to Snowdonia. A lot of the coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  This is a lovely challenging circular tour for more expereinced cyclists. The holiday explores the inland areas and varied coast, from the high cliffs at South Stack near Holyhead mountain, to wonderful estuaries, the beautiful Menai Strait, and long sandy beaches like Newborough and Red Wharf Bay. Visit lighthouses, many ancient monuments, Beaumaris Castle, Penmon Priory and a working watermill.

Stop off in some of the lovely towns like Beaumaris, Cemaes Bay and Menai Bridge. There is plenty of fine local produce on the island and many lovely places to eat and drink.

Itinerary for Anglesey Challenge

4 nights - 4 days. Strenuous route (40 - 50 miles a day)

Day 1 - Arrive at accommodation at Trearddur Bay

Day 2 - We meet you to deliver bikes and adjust them to make sure they are comfortable. Cycle to the sea again at Rhoscolyn, passing lovely White Eagle pub.From here pass the inland sea and head inland and then back to Rhosneigr with its sandy, popular surfing beach. Cycle inland and then back to the sea at Abberfraw, with an option to detour to Llangwyfan, with its church on a small island which you can walk to at low tide. From Abberfraw cycle to the Maltraeth estuary, along the 'cob' to Newborough Forest where you can detour into the forest and down to the sea, and Llanwyddn island. Or continue past one of our favourite cafes, the Maram Grass and on to Menai Bridge and Beaumaris. Beaumaris is a lovely seaside town, with pier, Castle, old Court House and Goal, boat trips to Puffin island. 47 miles.

Day 3 - Cycle to Penmon Point and lighthouse, past Penmon Priory and Dovecot. Then head to Llandonna, (you can detour to Llandonna beach here - but its a very steep hill back up!). At Pentraeth head inland to Llangefni and the Oriel Mon gallery and cafe, and then to Llyn Cefni. Then back to the sea at Red Wharf Bay with the lovely Ship Inn looking over the bay. From here to Benllech for the night. 43 miles

Day 4 - Cycle into Moelfre village, visit the Lifeboat station, then head inland towards Llyn Alaw. From here its back to the coast near Point Lynas, and on to the copper port of Amwlch with its visitor centre and cafe. From here its a short cycle to Cemaes for the night. Visit the pretty church of Llanbadrig up on the cliff overlooking the sea, just on the edge of Cemaes. 47 miles

Day 5 - From Cemaes head to Cemlyn Bay and Nature Reserve and on to Church Bay and Swtan (a restored example of a 17 century thatched cottage. Another nice cafe b y the beach. From here the route heads inland to Llynnon Mill a working water mill, before heading back to Holyhead and back to your starting point at Trearddur where we meet you with your luggage and to collect the bikes. 45 miles.

Accommodation

Comfortable B & Bs and small hotel and pubs

Pricing

Prices shown are per person

Number of Nights B&Bs/Farmhouse B & B/Inns
4 £445
Single supp/night

£10 -20


Discounts & Offers

Child Discounts - (Children sharing with 2 adults)

  • Under 2 - free
  • Under 4 - 80%
  • Under 12 - 50%
  • 12 to 16 - 25%

 Group Discounts - 10% for groups of 4 or more adults

 Discount for using own bikes - Short breaks up to 3 nights £8 per day. Longer Breaks 4 nights and over £10 per day

What's included?

This cycling holiday includes -

  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast
  • Detailed routes, maps, background information
  • Quality bikes (discount available of you prefer to bring your own)
  • Helmets and tool kit, puncture resistant tyres
  • Luggage transfer & full support and back-up should you need help
  • Car parking or transfer to and from nearest station
  • Nearest station - Holyhead

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